According to authorities, one person died in Assam on Friday as the state’s flood situation remained dire and about five lakh people were affected by the torrential rains.
At various locations throughout the state, a number of rivers, including the Brahmaputra, were flowing above the danger mark.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast significant rain over the upcoming several days, which could further raise the water levels, so relief from the floods is not anticipated anytime soon.
In Tamulpur in the Udalguri district, there was one flooding-related death reported. A report from the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) states that as of Thursday evening, 4.95 lakh people had been impacted by the flooding.
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The Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger level at Nematighat (Jorhat) and Dhubri, according to a Central Water Commission (CWC) report. There were several other rivers flowing over the red mark, including Puthimari (Kamrup), Paglagiya (Nalbari), and Manas (Barpeta).
As flood waters flooded their homes and some hutments were demolished by the downpour, a number of residents were compelled to relocate to safer regions.